My Life

Welcome 2013! Welcome the year of the snake!


Welcome back to Living a Dream in China! My blog is back up again after hacking, many more hacking attempts, problems with web hosting and WordPress itself. Besides my blog, I had some problems myself as well. I broke up with my boyfriend, lost my motivation on studying and spent months on getting things right again.

Christmas I was sick in bed, but on my birthday (30th of Dec) I spent on top of the Heng Mountain. Coming back to Guangzhou on the first day of 2013 was like a new beginning. I still had to finish my exams, but when my winter holiday finally begun on the 16th last week, I felt so relieved. I’m ready to prepare for the year of the snake!

Next semester I will continue having classes, my last courses of the bachelor degree. I will prepare for the HSK6 exam and pass it before I graduate. Then next Autumn I will write my bachelor thesis and finally graduate in December. This is going to be a great year!

How have everyone been recently?


  • Becky

    Sorry to hear that you broke up with your boyfriend. If it makes u feel any better I did too. Cheers to New beginnings!

    Sara Jaaksola Reply:

    Sorry to hear about your break up Becky. All the best for your new beginning too!

  • Sherri McInnis

    I know it’s none of my business, but I followed your story, love story, blog with great interest and I would love to know how the relationship went and what happened. Was the blending of the two cultures too difficult? Was there family pressure? Would you be willing to write a post on it? My daughter lived in China and taught English. She also met a guy. But he was French, working in China. They are still together… in Australia. LOL.

    Sara Jaaksola Reply:

    Thank you for your comment Sherri. I’m not sure if I want to write about it, but I will consider it.

  • Jocelyn Eikenburg

    Sara, I am so sorry to hear you two broke up — it must be very painful for you, especially as you shared so much of your relationship with us. But please know I’ll always consider you like a “jiemei” no matter who your boyfriend is. Sending you hugs!

    Sara Jaaksola Reply:

    Thank you Jocelyn! I still consider being part of the “club”. The online community have been and continues to be very important for me.

  • Sean

    I was surprised by the news but at the same time glad you took a break from life and was able to re-energize yourself. Best wishes to you and your studying! May your last year of school be as smooth as possible!